WBMS Friday Notes
Reflections from Ms. Perkins
WBMS Parents and Guardians –
Our first Kindness Week was a huge success! Our building is plastered with positive images; doors and lockers all over the school contain heart-felt encouraging words, and they are not coming down just because the week has ended. Watching our students greet their peers with high fives, write kind notes to one another and the staff, add their name to the positive pledge, leave sweet messages on lockers, award staff members with Webb Way cards, and finally bring in cans to help feed our community was simply indescribable. There were times this week my cheeks actually hurt from smiling. We are proud of our students for their amazing academic, athletic, and performance achievements; but in the end, we want them to be caring people, ones who make the world a better place. Last month we surveyed all students and asked if there were any words we should consider adding to the “Webb Way” (respect, citizenship, and responsibility). The number one answer by a landslide was kindness. Love on your children tonight and thank them for making a positive difference at school this week. Enjoy the long weekend!
Rebecca Williams Perkins
Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School
It is almost School Governance Election time, and WBMS will have one parent and one teacher opening this year. The candidate declaration phase began on Monday, February 4th and will end Friday, February 20th at 5pm. Candidates who wish to run for election should visit our charter system website on February 4th. We will post more information as the declaration phase gets closer.
Congratulations to the following students who participated in the 2019 Capital Chapter MathCounts competition on Saturday, February 9th, in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and qualified to advance to the state competition at Georgia Tech on Monday, March 18th. The team of Alex Xu, Ashley Lu, Eric Sun, and James Chen took the 2nd place team award and Eric Li qualified to advance as an individual contestant. Also performing well in the contest for Webb Bridge were Anya Ashish, Sho Yamanaka, Daniel Qiu, Aaron Wang, and Rick Sarkar.
Attention all PARENTS! Don’t forget to order your student’s 2018-2019 yearbook! You can buy it at https://tinyurl.com/y3mjdbgd
7th Grade Hindu Temple Field Trip
Webb Bridge MS 7th grade parents and community!
The 7th grade is headed to the JA Discovery Center Finance Park in Gwinnett on February 20, 21 and April 9, 2019.
Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed: We will need 10-15 volunteers on each day (February 20, 21 and April 9, 2019). You can go on a different day than your child if it works better for your schedule. As a volunteer you will be working directly with the students in each ‘store’ at Finance Park. Volunteers are required to report at the JA Discovery Center at the Gwinnett Discovery Center at 8:30 am for training. Volunteers will not ride the bus with us, but we can help you work out carpools with other parent volunteers on that day. You may also ask friends or co-workers. All volunteers must be verified through the Fulton County Volunteer registration process, which takes up to two days to process.
The homerooms are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, February 20
Thursday, February 21
Tuesday, April 9
Your child has a dream, a vision for what their future can be. The JA Discovery Center provides students with opportunities to make those dreams a reality. There, your child will partake in a best in class simulation experience that will give them the tools to own their own economic success.
In the classroom they will have learned the fundamental skills they’ll need for this day, all that is missing is YOU to bring it all home! We would like to extend the invitation. Come along and support your student and their classmates. As a parent/community volunteer, you will not only share your life experiences to mentor and coach students through their day but you will also help the days learning transcend past the JA Discovery Center visit. We welcome all professions, your life experience and determination to succeed means you can serve as a volunteer. If you have ever had a job or paid a bill…you are the PERFECT volunteer!
STEAM DAY- 3/29/19- Presenters Needed
ATTENTION ALL WEBB BRIDGE FAMILIES:
Are you in a career or have a degree in one of the following areas? Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math….
If so, WE NEED YOU!!!
We are looking for members of our community to come share their expertise with our students on our first annual WBMS STEAM Day on March 29, 2019.
Examples of confirmed presenters include:
Pilot, city administrator, chemical/electrical engineer, biochemistry, physician, computer science, meteorologist, earth scientist
We are looking to expand our group of presenters to provide a large variety to our student population.
Please consider donating your time and experience with us….
Feel free to forward to friends and family who also might be interested.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Hurst at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in presenting, please complete the following: bit.ly/steamday19
If you can only commit for a part of the day, that’s great, we have time options available.
Webb Bridge Middle School students are encouraged to submit projects for the 2019 Fulton County Student Media Festival! Audio podcast, video, slideshow, digital photography, animation, and websites are included in project options. This festival advances students based on project scoring rather than rankings and review of the project submitted does not require a personal interview. Further information (including forms and rubrics) is available at http://www.gsmf.us/ ; previous state winning entries may be viewed through https://clayton.libguides.com/gsmf/ Please see Ms. Brown in the media center for a project packet and further information if you plan to participate; the deadline to submit entries is March 8, 2019.
Community Event-The Reality of Vaping
On Monday this week we held our online testing for the State Leadership Conference. Nineteen students participated in two events each in the areas of business etiquette, spelling concepts, introduction to computer science and coding, business math and financial literacy, career exploration, digital citizenship, social media concepts, Microsoft Office concepts, marketing concepts, FBLA concepts, business communication, and employability skills. We are very proud of our chapter members for taking the time to study and to demonstrate their knowledge in these testing areas. We will receive our results later this month.
The last day to submit LEAD information is Tuesday, February 19th. Members should contact Dr. Oravetz if they have any questions.
Our next general meeting will be held on Friday, March 8th at 7:50 in the Media Center. We hope all chapter members can attend as we recognize our SLC participants and discuss plans for our upcoming spring community service event.
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Hangin At the Y!
Register now for upcoming Building Character Acting classes. Improv is the main focus this session! Check out more information at www.buildingcharacter.org Classes run from Feb 21st –May 16th 4:15-5:45. Come join the fun!
If you would like to donate to the PTA and help us reach our goal, Please click here wbmspta.org.
All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for your support!
Meetings and Public Comment
Webb Bridge’s School Governance Council meets in the morning one Friday each month in @ 7:30 in the PLR room.
Our next SGC meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 22nd at 7:30 am in the PLR Room. Public comments are welcome at 7:35 am or via the Virtual Comment link below.
2018-2019 Community Balance
We want to create a community filled with more balanced lives. On these nights there will not be any homework assigned, and no assessments will occur the next day.
August – 15th
October – 25th
November – 7th
December – 5th
January – 16th
February – 13th
March – 6th
April – 18th
May – 8th